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[ruh-neer, rey-, rey-neer] /rəˈnɪər, reɪ-, ˈreɪ nɪər/

Mount, a volcanic peak in W Washington, in the Cascade Range. 14,408 feet (4392 meters).
[rey-nee] /ˈreɪ ni/
adjective, rainier, rainiest.
characterized by :
rainy weather; a rainy region.
wet with :
rainy streets.
bringing :
rainy clouds.
[rey-neer, re-, ruh-; French re-nyey] /reɪˈnɪər, rɛ-, rə-; French rɛˈnyeɪ/
Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand de Grimaldi [lwee ahn-ree mak-sahns ber-trahn duh gree-mal dee] /lwi ɑ̃ˈri makˈsɑ̃s bɛrˈtrɑ̃ də gri mal ˈdi/ (Show IPA), Prince of Monaco, 1923–2005, reigning prince of Monaco 1949–2005.
/ˈreɪnɪə; reɪˈnɪə; rə-/
Mount Rainier, a mountain in W Washington State: the highest mountain in the state and in the Cascade Range. Height: 4392 m (14 410 ft)
/ˈreɪnɪˌeɪ; French rɛnje/
full name Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand de Grimaldi. 1923–2005, ruling prince of Monaco from 1949. He married (1956) the US actress Grace Kelly (1929–82)
adjective rainier, rainiest
characterized by a large rainfall: a rainy climate
wet or showery; bearing rain

Old English renig; see rain (n.) + -y (2).


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